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Jovanović, Neven. (2016). Andrea Divo i čitanje Ilijade. In: Divina: Andreas Divus Iustinopolitanus. Osrednja knjižnica Srečka Vilharja, Koper, pp. 55-79. ISBN 9789619377123

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It is easy to underestimate Divus’ translation of Homer: his achievement may easily be taken for granted. However, Divus’ resources were very limited and far from easily accessible. Addressing the question of the so-called marginalia, this paper pays attention to several editions of Divus’ translation of Homer. The preserved materials allow us to closely follow the way Homer was read during the Renaissance: among these materials we find such examples as the codex Venetus A, the translation by Valla, Aldus’ Greek Iliad and Divus’ ad verbum version as well as the hand-written notes made by an unknown reader in the Aldus’ Iliad kept by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. A close examination of texts and marginalia will show that Divus was not only a philologist (or a professor of Greek). Divus’ marginalia actually imply that the book is intended for a reader who is able to process the “raw material” into competent Latin. It is self-understood that such a reader must have mastered elegant Latin already.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Classical philology > Greek language and literature
Classical philology > Neo-Latin language and literature
Departments: Department of Classical Philology
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2016 14:44
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2016 14:44

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